This is the second book in the Chapel Springs Romance series. I enjoyed the first book and loved this book! This focus of this story is on Jade McKinley and Daniel Dawson. Trying desperately to run from her past, Jade moves to Chicago. A new life and new scenery is sure to erase the scars of her past. However, this journey leads her to even more hurt and pain. Will she ever be able to find healing? Jade discovers she needs the support of her family and moves back to Chapel Springs. Unable to bear her soul to her family at first, she confides in Daniel. She has grown up with him and feels safe with him. She knows he will always be there for her.
Daniel is mayor of Chapel Springs and his family is paving the way for him to run for congress. However, he has to search his heart to see if running for congress is what he really wants to do with his life. He enjoys being mayor and helping people. He knows the political games that must be played and is not sure that is the right path for him. He has loved Jade for years and her return to Chapel Springs brings excitement, as well as, confusion. As their lives are once again intertwined he knows this may be the last opportunity he has to tell her how he feels. However, that proves much harder after Jade confides in him.
I thought this book was well written and I love the title! I found the title to be both creative and adorable while reading the book. It displays the heart of a child. I also enjoy the McKinley family. Reading about their family gatherings made me want to be a part of them. Although not perfect, they know how to have fun and are there for one another. The story was a little difficult to read at times because of what Jade had to endure but the talented author turned this into a beautiful story. I look forward to third book in this series “The Wishing Season” which will be available in Winter 2014.
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